A breakthrough in textile innovation part 1! infinito® yarns and reworx® textiles from Lauffenmühle (Germany) are now Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Level Gold

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A breakthrough in textile innovation for Corporate Wear, Work Wear and Hygiene & Healthcare

After years of intensive research and technical optimization together with EPEA Switzerland, Lauffenmuehle is now offering an innovative yarn and textile concept with excellent technical performance and safe for biological systems.

Textile innovation: Up to now mainly Cotton/Polyester blends are used in the industry, which in Cradle to Cradle is a no go especially in terms of down cycling. The breakthrough innovation in infinito® yarns and reworx® textiles consists of a blend of cellulosic fibers deriving from FSC certified wood with fibers made of biodegradable synthetic polymers deriving from oil not from plants which are suitable for food. All raw materials, ingredients, chemicals and dyes are safe for biological systems and are Cradle to CradleCM certified at gold level. The technical performance of the textiles is complying with standards of industrial laundry for Work Wear.

Take-Make-Use-Regenerate: infinito® yarns / reworx® textiles are safe for biological systems, offer a climate control function, are suitable for industrial laundering with excellent performance results for easy care, light fastness, high abrasion and pilling resistance. The product is designed and qualified to be used for work wear as well as for other high performance textile products and applications.

infinito® yarns / reworx® textiles are Cradle to CradleCM certified at gold level (the 1st under Version 3.0, accredited general assessor EPEA Switzerland). After use and more than 50 cleaning cycles the products will be collected and forwarded to an industrial composting facility where the textiles will safely transform to humus – which then means living space for other organisms: new life is generated.

 

Lauffenmuehle textile innovation

Cradle to Cradle certified infinito® yarns / reworx® textiles are produced in Germany by Lauffenmuehle GmbH & Co. KG, a fully vertically integrated textile manufacturer – with more than 175 years of experience in producing yarns and textiles.

www.lauffenmuehle.de